Yamaha TX81Z

“Got a vintage Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator (their words, not mine) here. Better known as an FM synthesizer. Considered by some as a “poor man’s DX7″, it had 4 operators, where the DX7 had 6.

BUT – the TX81Z had 7 more, somewhat more complex waveforms available, whereas the DX7 only had sine waves. It was also a contemporary of the DX21/27/100 series, and could share patches with them (though not all parameters translate between them).

This unit sounds great, and all controls work as they should. There are some dings and scrapes, and the right rack ear is bent somehow (see the pics). The original manual is included, lovingly annotated by the original owner (not me).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“YAMAHA TX81Z FM Sound Source FM Synthesizer FM Tone Generator 100V. Condition is “Used”. This vintage piece is a little dusty, but I wiped off the surface dust and she powers right up. I used to love using this with my Korg DW 8000.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“The body of this guy is a bit scratched up, and there’s some rack rash and damage (see photo), but this Yamaha TX81Z works and sounds fantastic. I’ve had it racked in a smoke-free studio for 4 years and it’s looking for a new home. Everything cleaned, connections working and ready to play.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“YAMAHA TX81Z FM Tone Generator Module Rackmount Synthesizer. Condition is “Used”. Including the user manual.”

Yamaha TX81Z

“Selling my Yamaha TX81Z that has been taken care of and just been in my set up for the last few years at home. Never taken out or messed around with. Prior to this I purchased it locally from someone that was downsizing their studio and had it rack mounted at their studio(I never rack mounted, just on desk with nothing on top other than a small towel to keep dust off.)” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator Module and Synthesizer. Fully tested and working great! In good condition with minor signs of use. Slide out guide also in good shape.

It comes with a captive IEC cable and power adapter only.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator – Works great, bought from Patchman. Comes preloaded with Patchman Music Pro Patches Volume 3, 32 voices and 24 performances. Includes instructions from Patchman that details how to setup the TX81Z for different applications. I used this with two different instruments, a Yamaha WX 7 and also a Casio DH 200.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z – Rack Mount Synthesizer – TESTED USED (USA). Condition is Used. Unit was tested before listing. There is some scotch tape on the top of the synthesizer that I couldn’t get off of the unit, and the card with the module routes will not fully re-insert. Ships with a MIDI cable. Unit located in Iowa, USA” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“-Yamaha TX81Z Tone Generator
-Original TX81Z Owner’s Manual
-Bonus Book – Expressive FM Applications by Sal Gallina (a book containing 64 voices – 32 for the TX81Z and 32 for the Yamaha DX7 Wind Controller. 32 voices have a full explanation of how they were created.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Synthesiser Module.
A classic FM synth. 8-voice polyphony. 4 FM operators per voice with 8 waveforms.

Condition is good, just one or two scuffs. Unit is tested and working. I have checked the internal battery and it’s good, voltage 3.26V
Unfortunately the slide-out user instruction ‘tray’ is missing. Programming using the front panel controls is mind-numbing though. Fortunately editor programs are available (see below).” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

” Up for sale is my Yamaha TX81Z FM tone generator rack mount sound module. I plugged it in and it is in very good working order. I included some pictures of the presets. This sound module has had very little use since I bought it 17+ years ago.” Click here to search for synths on eBay